There is an old adage in politics that “the cover-up is worse than the crime”.
And indeed Obama suddenly has run into a bulldozer of both scandal and cover-up in not one but five separate issues, the first and foremost being the use of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to harass, intimidate and disenfranchise Obama opponents.
Then comes the Benghazi consulate attack in Libya and the cover-up of what really happened; the suspicious and still-unexplained reasons for the crash of the Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan in 2011, killing 30 US military personnel including elite fighters from the Navy SEAL Team Six that killed bin Laden; the seizing by the Obama Justice Department of phone records from reporters of the Associated Press in a “leak” investigation; and repeated small-scale terrorist attacks under Obama, with the Boston Marathon bombing being the latest.
These scandals are happening because Obama is a radical, unaccountable socialist with a complicit media that won’t expose him. And don’t think that these stories are not much deeper and more pervasive than we know. New information is trickling out every day about this IRS scandal.
Remember when it was announced that General Electric would pay no taxes on billions in profits earned in 2010? And it was glossed over by the media because it happened under Obama? When it would have been a major scandal under Bush?
We conservatives warned that this was typical Democrat socialism where Obama’s rich friends like General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt get big tax breaks while everybody else pays more and more to make up the deficit.
And now we are seeing socialism writ large again with Obama using the IRS as a political weapon, this time in the opposite way as these Tea Parties were subjected to inordinate IRS harassment and delay despite the fact that they were just small grass-roots organizations.
It is a clear sign that Obama Socialism is out of control. As expected. And this is precisely what the Founding Fathers warned about – an all-powerful government intimidating and thwarting the people until they can no longer exercise their freedoms.
Oh, sure, Obama says he knew nothing, and the IRS chief has resigned and a few lower-down IRS officials will be fired.
Don’t buy this fraud. These IRS people are loyal socialists who know exactly what Obama wants and they work in a way such that his fingerprints would not be on the scandal. And the IRS chief will leave his job with a full pension, rest assured.
Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of whether Internal Revenue Service employees broke the law when they targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status — the latest setback for an agency that is the subject of withering bipartisan criticism and multiple congressional inquiries.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Tuesday that the Justice Department and the FBI began the probe after the IRS acknowledged that it selected conservative groups with the words “tea party” and “patriot” in their names for special reviews.
Also Tuesday, a widely anticipated report by the IRS’s watchdog described the agency’s tax-exempt unit — where the screening of conservative groups occurred — as a bureaucratic mess, with some employees ignorant about tax laws, defiant of their supervisors and blind to the appearance of impropriety. (end of washingtonpost.com excerpt)
Think of it – the word “patriot” is dangerous to the Democrat left. While the ultra-corrupt ACORN has gotten boatloads of taxpayer money for decades and Obama sends more than $1 billion in military aid to the oppressive Islamic government in Egypt.
…‘a bureaucratic mess, with some employees ignorant about tax laws, defiant of their supervisors and blind to the appearance of impropriety’?
This is another example of a corrupt federal government whose employees earn exorbitant salaries, benefits and pensions as their agencies sink into ineptitude and malfeasance that would have the Founding Fathers in an uproar. These people would be fired if they worked in the private sector. That is why they work for the government.
Said George Washington: “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence – it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.”
The British political leader Lord Acton (1834-1902) famously said, “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
In another instance in a growing litany, politico.com reported:
The IRS came after Billy Graham, too, his son charged Tuesday in a letter to President Barack Obama.
Franklin Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the family’s international humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Purse, said that the IRS notified the organizations in September that it was conducting a “review” of their activities for tax year 2010.
With the IRS admitting it gave extra scrutiny to conservative political organizations, Graham says he now believes that the review was part of an Obama administration effort of “targeting and attempting to intimidate us.” (end of politco.com excerpt)
Billy Graham targeted? Perhaps the most decent man in America?
Unbelievable, until you think about who is doing the targeting… the militant leftist/atheist Obama administration. Then it all makes sense.
This is classic socialism – decent, conservative, hard-working, honest, taxpaying people are targeted and harassed while bad people are given the key to the treasury, including millions of lazy welfare deadbeats.
Now… why do you think that Obama’s multi-billionaire friends like Warren Buffett and Michael Bloomberg repeatedly side with the Obama narrative that rich people are evil and that “the rich must pay more in taxes” when they themselves are rich?
Most Americans only scratch their heads over this paradox. Because most Americans are naïve about how abusive government power works, and who “the rich” really are in the first place.
These billionaires play along because they are liberals, they vote for Obama, they donate to liberal causes and often they profit from government spending. They are Obama’s friends, and thus they don’t get Internal Revenue Service scrutiny, like General Electric did not. They can take all they want in tax deductions and never be exposed.
Meanwhile wealthy conservatives and Republicans are harassed, targeted and audited. And this goes all the way down to little Tea Party groups with budgets of only a few hundred dollars.
This is how the Democrat party wields the IRS (the government) to intimidate good people. This is why Democrats do not want any changes at all to the tax code. Because they want the IRS as a weapon.
Here is more from politico.com:
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association urging of voters to back “candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel” during last year’s presidential race was the reason why IRS agents visited the North Carolina offices of both Graham groups, the letter accuses.
“While these audits not only wasted taxpayer money, they wasted money contributed by donors for ministry purposes as we had to spend precious resources servicing the IRS agents in our offices,” Graham wrote in the letter shared with POLITICO. “I believe that someone in the administration was targeting and attempting to intimidate us. This is morally wrong and unethical – indeed some would call it ‘un-American.” (end of politico.com excerpt)
Think of it – a group that supports ‘biblical principles’ and ‘the nation of Israel’ is targeted by the Democrats. Because that is what liberals consider a threat to America… or rather to Democrat power.
Meanwhile millions of illegal aliens run free all over America, Obama ignores the bottomless corruption in our cities run by his Democrat cronies, and solar energy companies collapse like dominoes after getting billions in taxpayer cash.
There’s a new story every day. Here is an excerpt from theblaze.com:
Dr. Anne Hendershott, a devout Catholic and a noted sociologist, professor and author, exclusively told TheBlaze that she believes she may have been one of the IRS’s targets.
According to Hendershott, the IRS audited her in 2010 and demanded to know who was paying her and “what their politics were.”
It all started with a phone call she received at her home in May of that year — a call during which Hendershott was told she would be audited. A letter that followed on May 19, 2010 solidified the IRS’s request to meet her in person two months later in July. While IRS investigations are certainly not uncommon occurrences, the professor believes that the situation surrounding hers was more-than-curious.
“The IRS calls my house and says … ‘I just wanted to let you know that we’re going to be auditing your business’ and I said ‘My businesses?’ and he said, ‘You know the expenses you take off for writing,” the academic recalls. (end of theblaze.com excerpt)
This is a type of “totalitarianism” or ‘total control’ over all people through government intimidation.
Remember when Joe the Plumber confronted Obama during the 2008 campaign? Then within just a day or two, damaging facts about Joe’s personal finances were leaked by a public official in Ohio?
This official did not even have to be told what to do. This is what Democrats naturally do to promote a leftist agenda and defame opponents. It is ingrained into them from their youth to use government power in every way possible. And this is why Obama can play dumb about the IRS scandal.
And that is why liberals obsessively need and want to be in the government.
Here is an excerpt from breitbart.com:
One of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign co-chairmen used a leaked document from the IRS to attack GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the 2012 election, according to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).
NOM, a pro-traditional marriage organization, claims the IRS leaked their 2008 confidential financial documents to the rival Human Rights Campaign. Those NOM documents were published on the Huffington Post on March 30, 2012. At that time, Joe Solmonese, a left-wing activist and Huffington Post contributor, was the president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Solmonese was also a 2012 Obama campaign co-chairman.
Both the Huffington Post's Sam Stein and HRC described the leak as coming from a “whistleblower.” The Huffington Post used the document to write a story questioning former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s support for traditional marriage. The document showed Romney donated $10,000 to NOM. HRC went a step further than the Huffington Post in its criticism of Romney and accused him of using “racially divisive tactics” in a press release. (end of breitbart.com excerpt)
Friends, this is how all oppressive governments work just like we conservatives have always warned and like the Founding Fathers warned. That is why our Constitution is a document that does not list what the government can do, but it lists what the government CANNOT do, i.e, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peacably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Breitbart.com further reported:
NOM discovered that when HRC published its confidential financial documents, it failed to conceal the source of the documents. “After software removed the layers obscuring the document, it is shown that the document came from the Internal Revenue Service,” NOM asserted in its April 2012 release.
“The top of each page says, ‘THIS IS A COPY OF A LIVE RETURN FROM SMIPS. OFFICIAL USE ONLY,’" the statement continues. "On each page of the return is stamped a document ID of ‘100560209.’ Only the IRS would have the Form 990 with ‘Official Use’ information." (end of breitbart.com excerpt)
There was nothing vaguely like this under George W. Bush, yet Bush was trashed by the Democrats and media for years.
This is Watergate on steroids… except this time our media love the president, unlike Richard Nixon whom they hated. Meanwhile an honest businessman like Mitt Romney is impugned to the heavens and targeted for political destruction.
In February 2010, the Champaign Tea Party in Illinois received approval of its tax-exempt status from the IRS in 90 days, no questions asked. That was the month before the Internal Revenue Service started singling out Tea Party groups for special treatment. There wouldn't be another Tea Party application approved for 27 months. In that time, the IRS approved perhaps dozens of applications from similar liberal and progressive groups, a USA TODAY review of IRS data shows. As applications from conservative groups sat in limbo, groups with liberal-sounding names had their applications approved in as little as nine months. With names including words like "Progress" or "Progressive," the liberal groups applied for the same tax status and were engaged in the same kinds of activities as the conservative groups. (end of townhall.com excerpt)
So not only have conservative groups been targeted but, in addition, they are being denied political participation through delay. This definitely played a role in Obama’s 2012 electoral victory as Democrats have chipped away voter by voter for years at the Republican/conservative electorate.
These scandals – and this is not all of them, rest assured – are what happens when an arrogant Democrat cabal like Obama’s takes control of a nation and has the full complicity of the media.
But the seizing of phone records from Associated Press reporters over the information “leak” could create conditions under which some of these Liberal Media hounds could turn on Obama.
Here is Bush attorney general Alberto Gonzales about a similar situation during the Bush administration:
“There was at least one occasion in which we were engaged in a very serious leak investigation and we had to make some very difficult choices about whether or not to move forward, going after the reporters in order to try to figure out where the source of the leak is. And sometimes, the department finds itself in a situation where they have exhausted all means and they have to make a very hard determination as to whether or not they want to subpoena the reporter, if they want to subpoena the reporter’s notes. So yes, I’ve had that situation. In the instance that I have in mind, we ultimately decided not to move forward.”
These Obama scandals are the Second Term Curse that is part of American political lore. And even if these scandals don’t sink Obama – indeed Obama already is playing dumb – they are going to do him and his agenda harm. After all, how can we discuss immigration when we have these scandals?
And don’t think that Democrats are not waking up every morning thinking about this very subject. Because the only thing that Democrats care about is political power.
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